Teams from Los Angeles are pretty easy to dislike for people living in Dallas. The LA Lakers, the LA Angels, the LA Galaxy, Deandre Jordan to name a few of the bigger targets. This shiny new team from Los Angeles was hosting FC Dallas for the first time in their house on Saturday, which by the way had absolutely immaculate weather back here in Dallas. LAFC’s stadium though looked pretty amazing, and has me wanting to visit the next time we have a road game there. The Twitter stream was up for this game, but it meant you got what they gave you as far as commentating went. The team played relatively well, other than having to sit through some bunker ball!
Where’s that VAR??
Seriously. If it was FC Dallas that had it that close to being offside, you know the officials would’ve reviewed it, overturned it, and then award a penalty kick to LAFC in a matter of minutes. Instead, they didn’t review the offside goal, and the goal stood even though Stevie B had a good portion of his body past the last defender. It seemed like this game was going to be a bit of a repeat of the NYCFC game just a week earlier.
Fortunately it wasn’t a repeat! It was a better result coming from a pairing I’d like to see again in future lineups. Santiago Mosquera to Maxi Urruti. ‘Mosqurruti’ as some are saying. I hope that they grow as a prolific tandem up top not just to benefit the team this season, but also so that couple name grows into an actual thing. That’s a combination I can get used to seeing tearing open opposing defenses this season! Mosquera almost had a chipped goal while beating our old from Walker ‘Formerly Texas Ranger’ Zimmerman, which was weird hearing his name called for the other team during the broadcast. Speaking of the broadcast...
Watching on the Twitter!
Decided to watch it on Twitter to show some support for the online streaming movement. The commentators, however, weren’t as fun to listen to as the usual duo of Mark and Steve on TXA 21. You’d think the commentators were talking about Barcelona the way they were talking about the LAFC team. There are some pretty bad homer commentators out there, but these guys might take the cake in that contest. Add to that the quality of the stream on my laptop made Jimmy Maurer’s head look like a square with about 12 pixels trying to give it detail made for not my favorite stream. I prefer the Facebook one that they did last year.
And now, your fan quote of the night: “I swear if this commentator says ‘Carlitos Vela’ one more time” Yeah, we got his name the first 56 times, it was excessive.
Seriously y’all, where was the VAR there? Did any of you watch the game on the Twitter stream? What did y’all think about the stream overall? Will ‘Mosqurruti’ catch on? Let me know in the comments below!